Horse Breed Series: American Saddlebred

Horse Breed Series: American Saddlebred

The horse is an animal which has played a crucial role in human history. It’s carried the biggest names in history, from Julius Caesar to Ghengis Khan – and it’s made possible all of the agricultural, transport and hunting work that their respective civilisations were built upon.

America is a country which has only been around for just over two centuries. But during that period, this global superpower has had a profound influence on the horse. Many different breeds have come to be in the states – and the American Saddlebred is one of them. This distinctive animal came to be during the American Revolution, and since then has become a mainstay in American stables.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at this breed – and find out just how it came to be, and how it might fit into your stable. Read more